While the Hennessey Venom GT hit 270.49 mph, John Hennessey thinks "something in the 290mph range will be possible" so he's building an even more powerful car called the Venom F5 after the strongest tornados on the Fujita scale. Red meat. We crave sustenance.
Hennessey revealed today that the F5 will have more tech and aero than the Venom while still keeping its weight under 2,866 pounds. More speed demands more power as well, so the 7.0 liter twin-turbo V8 will have to produce somewhere around 1,400 horsepower in order to break the time and space continuum. If you think that's insane, don't read this.
John Hennessey knows how to build fast cars, so while these figures may sound a bit optimistic, if somebody, it's the Texan tuner who can deliver them. Apart from the added power, the F5 will also drop the Venom's coefficient of 0.44 below 0.40 while retaining enough downforce to stay on the ground.